Teaching Assistant

Posted 16 May by Tradewind Recruitment
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Exciting Opportunity: Teaching Assistant Needed for Alternative Provision in Manchester

Are you a compassionate and resilient individual with a passion for supporting students with challenging behaviour? Do you thrive in dynamic environments where you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people? If so, Tradewind Recruitment has the perfect opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a dedicated Teaching Assistant to join a leading Secondary School's Alternative Provision in Manchester.

About Us: Tradewind Recruitment is a renowned education recruitment agency dedicated to connecting talented individuals with rewarding opportunities in schools across the UK. With our commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the education sector, we take pride in providing exceptional staffing solutions tailored to the unique needs of each school we partner with.

The Role: We are seeking an experienced Teaching Assistant to work within the Alternative Provision (AP) of our client school in Manchester. As a vital member of the team, you will play a crucial role in providing support and guidance to students with challenging behaviour, helping them to overcome barriers to learning and achieve their full potential. This is a rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people who may require additional support and understanding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the teaching and learning activities within the Alternative Provision, under the guidance of the teaching staff
  • Building positive relationships with students and providing pastoral support to help address behavioural challenges
  • Implementing behaviour management strategies and interventions to promote positive behaviour and engagement
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of individualised learning activities tailored to students' needs and abilities
  • Collaborating with colleagues to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment that fosters academic and personal growth
  • Maintaining accurate records of student progress, behaviour incidents, and interventions


  • Previous experience working with challenging behaviour in a school setting is essential
  • A compassionate and empathetic approach to supporting students with diverse needs and backgrounds
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and parents/carers
  • Resilience and adaptability to effectively manage challenging situations and behaviour
  • A proactive and positive attitude, with a genuine passion for making a difference in the lives of young people
  • Relevant qualifications or training in supporting students with special educational needs (SEN) or behavioural difficulties (desirable)


  • Position: Teaching Assistant
  • Location: Alternative Provision in Manchester
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Hours: Full-time, hours may vary
  • Contract: Temporary, with the potential for long-term opportunities

How to Apply: If you have the skills, experience, and dedication to support students in overcoming challenges and achieving success, we want to hear from you! Please send your CV to Eli Tolson at to apply for this rewarding role as a Teaching Assistant within our client school's Alternative Provision.

Join Tradewind Recruitment and make a positive impact in the lives of students facing challenges in education!

Reference: 52672955

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